Club News & Publicity

All Items By Eddie Hawkins, Press Officer, Braintree Bowling Club


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2019 February


Potters Picture Gallery

To celebrate the beginning of Braintree Bowling Club's Centenary Year, twenty-seven club members made an annual visit to Potters Indoor Bowling Centre to take part in the competitive Indoor Bowling and Short Mat Bowls events, at the Hopton-on-Sea resort. This venue, which the club has visited over the past three years, is not only for competitive bowls, but is an excellent chance to build the ever-increasing camaraderie between all level of players at Braintree Bowling Club.

The speed and line required to bowl, familiar to indoor bowlers, initially had an impact on Braintree Bowling Club, which comprised mostly outdoor bowlers.  Notably, as the matches progressed, there was a definite improvement in everyone’s play.  Unfortunately, the five competing Braintree teams did not progress into the eventual last sixteen teams, made up of four teams of four playing 12 ends or one and a half hours, with the winners scoring the highest points and in the case of a draw, shot difference.

Fortunately, Braintree’s players found success elsewhere, in the many other competitive events, winning Gold medals in Archery, Rifle Shooting, Curling and Wellington Boot Throwing.

Thanks goes to Ian Norgett (Club Treasurer), for the everyday organising of teams throughout the whole week, and dealing with any problems arising during the short stay at this popular event. 

Bowling Teams:

  1. 1. Lorraine Wilkinson, Steve Wilkinson, Ian Norgett & Tony Heales
  2. 2. Olive Hawkins, Eddie Hawkins, Gill Costin & Paul Costin
  3. 3. Donna Fennelly, Joe Fennelly, Freda Laidlaw & John Laidlaw
  4. 4. Sandra Mayne, Sylvia Spratling, Ron Chivers & Keith Rixon
  5. 5. Bob Steele, Lorraine Barnes, Tom Rackley & Rebecca Rixon

Short Mat Bowler:    Gill Chivers.